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For me, the worst anti-Survivalist nonsense I have ever heard was on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," when Hugh said, like a whiny, petulent child: "I don't wanna be cooped up in a hole with 6 months worth of canned tuna!"

When I heard that I said: "So don't stock up on canned tuna, you dumb sheeple! Stock up on nutritious foods that are to your liking!"

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I guess Hugh Hewitt thinks he can eat political blogs and "Morning Glory, Evening Graces." Pathetic.

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No straight comments come to mind, but some of the questions aggravate me.

For example: I am at a outing say canoing and some child cuts themselves or what not. We stop the boats and I whip out my first aid kit to give a bandaid or bandage up the wound. Then another parent will ask me, "Why do you have a first aid kit with you?"

I look around at the woods and how far away from everyone that we are. I then usually answer with something a little more sarcastic than I should, like, "Why don't YOU have a first aid kit with YOU?"

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We were walking through a parking lot the other week and the lights went out. I mean pitch black dark out. I pull my 1 LED flashlight out of my Every Day Carry and escort my wife and child to the car.

I hear, "How did he get a flashlight?" being asked. I just shake my head as they wander in the darkness. When I get to the car I turn my headlamps on for a few minutes to allow others to see their way.
 

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It's not really about survivalism, but every time I utter a "worry" about anything, people just say "OOOOH you are SO NEGATIVE! You can't think like that. Just think it'll be OK. You can't worry about those things, just put them out of your mind."

Yea, blindfold yourself will work. Not. It's really positive thinking. Not.
 

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for me its trying to convince people to prep. i hear people all the time talking about the economy and if its going to collapse. when asked my opinion i say " im not to much concerned if the economy collapses or not because im not in a position to prevent it. I can however be prepared for it if it does." They look at me with that glazed over look in their eyes and i know right then that there is no hope for em. i try to talk about preping with folks but im wasteing my time and i know it.
 

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Luckily for me, talking about prepping is not considered out of the Norm. Lots of LDS folks here. Yet, I have heard the Comments of "I would rather die". Now those comments just irk the living stuff out of me, and I always think that, that person is one I might have to shoot. Because, now they make excuses, but when their belly is hungry and there is nothing else, they will resort to stealing. Few if any will take suicide as thier way out, because nobody would feel sorry for them in that situation.
 

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Probably some things I've heard from my mom. She basically thinks that survivalists are a bunch of crazies who belive that the government puts micro chips in our shoes to listen into our conversations. That sorta thing. So needless to say, I'm a "long term disaster planer" when I'm around her. It's kind of a weird thing though, because she's in the emergency management field herself.
 

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I get ridiculed almost every day about being either, Ray Mears, Grylls or Mac Guyver.
My foreman calls my Leatherman a gay tool, but will happily ask me to ust it for some task when no tool box is near.
If there is a wasp in the workshop, call the bush boy he will get it out. Secretly I dont mind this but it does show a total lack of any improvisation by the mall ninjas I work with.
 

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I remember being in a restaurant one night with my wife during a t-storm. The lights went out and the dim emergency lights came on. I pulled out my mini-mag, took the head off, reversed it and we had a "candle lit"dinner. Received very strange looks and heard several muffled comments - but hey at least we could find our forks. The white collar and tie types at work find it strange or even intimidating because I always at least 2 to 3 knives on me and hints of "if you need a larger one, I can go out to my truck"
 

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Make no mistake, our preparedness is taken by most people as a personal attack on their apathy. It's simple: It brings about feelings of helplessness and fear. Just not enough to do anything. The primary motivation to do nothing? Popular cultures caricature of anyone who can take care of themselves as ignorant, backwards, and paranoid.

I see it in so many areas of my life, not just preparedness.

I work out, eat extremely healthy, mostly organic foods and i'm the "health nut" who never eats "normal" food only "weird" food. "Weird" being whole grains, game meat, veggies & fruit. Meanwhile the people I work with are obese and diseased. Some can literally barely make it from their car to their work stations. They have cancer, diabetes, chronic arthritis, vision problems, migraines, on and on and on. But at least they aren't a "weirdo" like me.

Our society is stunningly screwed up.

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Thanks. I'm concidered a nut that deprives myself of pleasure. This makes people really aggressive. You'd think I'm a manic vegan reminding everyone how meat is murder, but really, my crime is that I simply don't eat candy and cookies. I noticed sugar makes me feel really bad and weird so I just quit. People told me "normal" people eat sugar, only "grumps" don't eat sugar, I'm "health freak" (Yea, realllly) and I will suffer malnutricion! When someone changes their lifestyle just a little, people see it as a HUGE threat. What is wrong with them? I never tried to make them quit eating sugar, I don't make the snide comments they do, I never told people to prep etc.

If you really want people to attack you, just mind your own business but be slightly different than them.
 

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A few weeks ago after a UFC payperview I drovemy girlfriend and her stepdad home as he's too drunktodrive home and upon arriving at their house he gets out of the car he tells us to wait up because he dropped his bic lighter. He then asks me to help him find it so i whip out my minimag led which sits in a leatherman combo holster and locate it in no time. I was about to hand it over when this dusche has the nerve to say, why the hell do you have a flashlight what are you scared of the dark he then proceeded to laugh and said hey you wouldnt happen to have a lighter too would ya!? being really sarcastic. Much to his surprise i show him my mini-bic and then i said something like yeah what use is a flashlight for and i throw his bic lighter over his head and say good luck finding it. :thumb:
 

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A few weeks ago after a UFC payperview I drovemy girlfriend and her stepdad home as he's too drunktodrive home and upon arriving at their house he gets out of the car he tells us to wait up because he dropped his bic lighter. He then asks me to help him find it so i whip out my minimag led which sits in a leatherman combo holster and locate it in no time. I was about to hand it over when this dusche has the nerve to say, why the hell do you have a flashlight what are you scared of the dark he then proceeded to laugh and said hey you wouldnt happen to have a lighter too would ya!? being really sarcastic. Much to his surprise i show him my mini-bic and then i said something like yeah what use is a flashlight for and i throw his bic lighter over his head and say good luck finding it. :thumb:
:rofl::rofl::rofl: I would've done the same thing! :thumb:
 

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last time the power went out

and the neighbor coming over and askin when you could hear tha sound of the gen runnin on tha back porch

"how come you still got lights?"
 

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Some can literally barely make it from their car to their work stations. They have cancer, diabetes, chronic arthritis, vision problems, migraines, on and on and on. But at least they aren't a "weirdo" like me.
I work at a grocery store stocking shelves and as a cashier. I'm 22 years old, 5' 10", 165 pounds. Ideal weight for my height and age. Today, a woman came in and bought 25 (YES 25) bags of butter and cheese covered popcorn. She cleaned out our supply. Another women with no obvious physical problems besides being obese parked in the handicapped spot.

About 2/3rds of all Americans are overweight. Between 1/4th and 1/3rd are obese. I don't really understand why people allow themselves to go down this path. Does anyone here know why? The dark side is the quick and easy path though, as Yoda said.
 
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